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Diane Rinaldo Succeeds David Redl as NTIA Chief

David Redl, assistant secretary for communications and information with the Department of Commerce and administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Agency, has stepped down from his role, Broadcasting and Cable reported Thursday. Prior to NTIA, Redl served as a chief counsel at the House Energy and Commerce Committee and held the role of director of regulatory affairs at CTIA.

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Lawmakers Call on FCC to Prioritize Security of Future 5G Network

A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission calling for increased focus on security for the 5G network, which the Trump administration wants to introduce nationwide. “As our U.S. network operators, from the largest to the smallest, gear up for significant infrastructure buildout for 5G and other advanced technologies, security should be a critical consideration and associated rules and regulations should be as clear as possible,” reads the letter issued Thursday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 

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House Panel Asks DHS, Mitre to Perform Biennial Reviews of Cyber Vulnerability ID Program

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has called on the Department of Homeland Security and Mitre to conduct biennial reviews to ensure the stability and effectiveness of a program that aims to facilitate the identification of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and sharing of such data among organizations.

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House Panel Launches Inquiry Into EPA’s Contractor Oversight

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked the Environmental Protection Agency whether it uses internal controls to oversee its contractor workforce. The committee wrote in a Tuesday letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that reports by the Government Accountability Office and the EPA’s inspector general office cited gaps in …

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Former Rep. Heather Wilson to Be Nominated Air Force Secretary

Heather Wilson, former U.S. representative from New Mexico, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as secretary of the Air Force, DoD News reported Monday. Wilson’s “distinguished military service, high level of knowledge and success in so many different fields gives me great confidence that she will lead our …

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Legislative Cyber Leaders to Join President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team

Three House Republicans whose committee memberships include work in the area of cybersecurity will join president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes the selection of the trio of congressional cyber leaders support Trump’s pledge to establish a Defense Department-led cyber protection review of U.S. infrastructure. Appointees include: …

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House Energy Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Elevate HHS CISO Role

Reps. Billy Long (R-Missouri) and Doris Matsui (D-California) have introduced a bill to elevate the office the chief information security officer’s reporting structure at the Department of Health and Human Services as part of efforts to help HHS build up its cyber posture. The House Energy and Commerce Committee said Tuesday the HHS Data …

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